Walter Scott 1771—1832

Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet, popular throughout Europe during his time. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of The Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

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Count Robert of Paris (1832)

Sir Walter Scott was a master of diverse talents. He was a man of letters, a dedicated historian and historiographer, a well-read translator of foreign ...read more »

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Guy Mannering (1815)

Guy Mannering is set in the exotic highlands of Scotland, this is an interesting novel by Walter Scott. Narrating the story of Harry and his adventures,...read more »

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Ivanhoe (1819)

In Ivanhoe, Scott fashioned an imperial myth of national cultural identity that has shaped the popular imagination ever since its first appearance at th...read more »

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Kenilworth (1821)

Scott’s imagination created Kenilworth, a romance novel of conflicting characters. He has brought to life the character of Queen Elizabeth with the most...read more »

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Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft (1830)

The notion that witchcraft faded away with the onset of the scientific revolution is entirely mistaken. Sir Walter Scott wrote this volume for his son-i...read more »

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Old Mortality (1816)

Set in 1679 during the Scottish populist rebellion known as the Covenanter uprising, The Tale of Old Mortality is one of the outstanding historical fict...read more »

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Redgauntlet (1824)

Set in 1765 in the fictitious third Jacobite rebellion, Redgauntlet tells of Darsie Latimer, a student of law who becomes embroiled in a plot to put Pri...read more »

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Rob Roy (1817)

“Rob Roy” is set in 1715-16, yet it concerns not the conduct of the Jacobite Rising, but the economic and social conditions which gave rise to it. It ce...read more »

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The Antiquary (1816)

The Antiquary completes the series of books dealing with social manners of Scotland. Waverly embraced the age of our fathers. Guy Mannering that of our ...read more »

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The Betrothed (1825)

Set at the time of the Third Crusade (1189-92), The Betrothed is the first of Scott’s Tales of the Crusaders, and although set in the Welsh Marches it i...read more »

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The Black Dwarf (1816)

The Black Dwarf, is set in the Liddesdale hills, an area which Scott knew intimately from the time he had spent hunting ballads for his Minstrelsy of th...read more »

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The Bride of Lammermoor (1819)

Dark prophecies and ominously symbolic events beset the romance of Edgar, Master of Ravenswood, and Lucy Ashton, daughter of the man who has displaced t...read more »

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The Heart of Midlothian (1818)

This novel, regarded as one of Scott’s finest, opens with the Edinburgh riots of 1736. The people have been infuriated by the actions of John Porteous, ...read more »

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The Lady of the Lake (1810)

With buoyant spirit Scott wrote The Lady of the Lake, and its extraordinary success justified his expectations. Scott, in speaking of this poem, says, “...read more »

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The Pirate (1822)

Based on the life of notorious pirate John Gow, The Pirate takes place on the island of Shetland around the year 1700. The shipwrecked Captain Cleveland...read more »

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The Talisman (1825)

The Talisman is Sir Walter Scott’s tale of the Crusades – a tale of chivalry, of violence, of virtue, romance, and deceit. In Scott’s own words: “…the w...read more »

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Waverley (1814)

Waverley is set during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, which sought to restore the Stuart dynasty in the person of Charles Edward Stuart (or ‘Bonnie Pri...read more »